City sees low voter turnout during special election

Published: Nov. 15, 2023 at 5:53 PM CST
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MONETTE, Ark. (KAIT) - Only a fraction of Monette residents went to the polls Tuesday for a special election.

According to Mayor Bob Blankenship, three proposals were on the ballot. The highest number of votes cast was 93 for one of them.

He said after seeing these low numbers, they will think twice about bringing something up next time.

“I feel like, ‘Do you really want us to do this?’ The next project we think of, people really didn’t show anything, so do we go with that?” he asked. “It is kind of like a Catch-22 thing.”

All three resolutions passed, so the city will start constructing a new fire station, community center, and baseball field this winter.